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Today's News

  • Hawkins returns to police work as deputy

    A familiar face has returned to local law enforcement.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman recently hired Rodney Hawkins to fill a deputy position that became vacant when Clay Cable resigned to focus on his campaign for county judge-executive.

    Hawkins was an officer with the Carrollton Police Department for several years before leaving that job in 2007 to work for the Eminence Police Department in Henry County. He worked there until 2010, when he decided to go to work for his dad, Dennis, at Hawkins Plumbing in Carrollton and work on his farm.

  • Making Christmas wishes come true

    Local first responders and  community volunteers made sure 82 children had a very merry Christmas this year. The annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Detention Center, was held Dec. 19. Fifty-eight children shopped with 75-80 volunteers, plus 24 young children were bought gifts ahead of time. About $15,000 was spent this year on the children.

     

  • Cheerleaders not pictured
  • Cartmell’s Got Talent!

    The Cartmell Elementary Winter Artists Showcase was held Monday, Dec. 16. Before the show began, the history club presented a “Living History Museum,” where students portrayed historical figures. The art students displayed their masterpieces, and the Lego League gave demonstrations on their first Lego League Core Values, Project and Robot Missions.

  • Road unfriendly for Carroll girls, boys basketball

    Girls struggle from the outside in loss

    Double-digit second and third quarters helped Henry County (5-1) pull away from the visiting Carroll County Lady Panthers (2-3), as the Lady Cats won 35-26 Dec. 17.

    “They did a nice job on defense of forcing us to shoot lots of outside shots,” head coach Paul Stone said in an email. “We didn’t make very many [shots] and no threes. We need to push the ball more to try and create easier scoring opportunities.”

  • The Lost Mitten

    The Cast:

    Little Boy: Jack Chowning

    Mr. Mouse: Lyric McKinney

    Squirrel: Parker Sauls

    Wise Old Owl: Alyssa Horner

    Rabbit: Elle Spencer

    Clever Fox: Celia Tuttle

    Sly Wolf: Madi Groves

    Friendly Bear: Wade Gibson

    Miss Cricket: McKenzie Hearn

     

     

  • Students send their Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus

    Joseph McNeese’s Second Grade Class

     

    Dear Ho Ho,

    How are you? I’ve been really good this year! I worked really hard too. I hope the reindeer and Mrs. Claus are doing great! For Christmas, I’d like 2 new Patricia Palacco books and a new dishwasher. I love to read and have been washing dishes forever! Merry Christmas!

    Your buddy,

    Mr. McNeese

     

    Dear Santa,

  • Beshear hails $44M Race to the Top grant as ‘game changer’

    Kentucky’s new $44.3 million Race to the Top grant will jump-start learning, support parents and improve early learning programs for thousands of Kentucky preschoolers, Gov. Steve Beshear said Thursday.

    The White House announced Thursday that Kentucky is among the six winners of a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant to support early learning and development reform agendas. The winning states, which will receive a combined $280 million, must show a willingness to carry out sweeping improvements to programs focused on children from birth to age 5.

  • Winter concert

     The Carroll County High School Concert Band, above, performs “Bell Carol Fantasy,” under the direction of Conductor Scott Brawner, during the winter concert held at the CCHS gymnasium on Dec. 15. At left, senior Sarah Hawkins on alto sax plays “Embraceable You,” with the Carroll County High School Jazz Band. At right, senior Kiana Benhoff plays trumpet while the Carroll County High School Jazz Band performs “Georgia on my Mind.”

  • 2013 saw growth in community’s efforts to fight illegal drugs

    As 2013 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some positive outcomes from the year. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is lucky to be a part of such a close-knit community and that is one of the main reasons for our success.

    I have noticed how easy it is for individuals to see the negative aspects and dwell on them because sometimes they might overshadow the positive ones.

    But here, I will shed some light on the optimistic outcomes that you may have subconsciously hid in the background.